Monthly Archives: August 2012

Basic Herbed Cheese (Raw and Vegan)

Some vegetarians find it difficult to give up cheese even though some know it’s not the best food to consume. Cheese is very high in calories and fat. To that, add sodium and cholesterol. Cheese may taste good, but like all animal products, there is no reason to eat it when you have healthy alternatives. […]

Lettuce Wrap Salad with Three Sauces

This lettuce wrap salad is satisfying and quick to make. The three different sauces to serve with these leafy wraps makes them extra tasty. Recipe contributed by Mimi Kirk, from Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011). Photo by Mike Mendell. Reprinted by permission.

Chia Seeds: Frequently Asked Questions

Chia seeds are known as a great plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to a host of other nutrients, and an abundance of calcium, protein, and fiber.  These frequently asked questions are excerpted from Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood* by Wayne Coates, PhD. If you like chia seeds, you’ll love 6 […]

Chia Almond Delight

This slightly sweet, creamy drink made of chia seeds, almond milk, and almond butter is perfect to round out breakfast, but it also makes a great snack or a healthy dessert after dinner. The recipe is versatile—have fun customizing it by using different milks, nut butters, and even fruits. Recipe adapted from Chia: The Complete […]

Chia Green Super Smoothie

Green smoothies are all the rage, and are that much better with the addition of chia seeds. They are a great way to get a bold dose of veggies, fiber, and nutrients in a healthy, convenient, low‐calorie way. Recipe and photo from Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood* by Wayne Coates, PhD.

Baked Rice with Vegan Cheese and Green Chiles

In this Southwestern-style rice casserole, vegan cheese, green chiles, and cilantro give a delectable flavor to an otherwise simple dish. This is delicious served with Beer-Stewed Pinto Beans and a big green salad. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Vegan Eggplant Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Olives

Make a simple vegan eggplant pizza special by adding fresh tomatoes and olives to the topping. It’s a perfect pizza to make on cool summer evenings, though you can enjoy it year round as long as you can find decent tomatoes. Use tomatoes that are ripe yet firm, and dense and fleshy rather than seedy. […]

Barbecue-Flavored Tofu and Onion Skillet

I love what barbecue sauce does for tofu. This easy tofu recipe, with the flavorful sauce and plenty of onions, is excellent over brown rice or quinoa. Serve with a colorful salad or slaw and you’ve got an easy meal. Photos by Rachael Braun.

Buckwheat Groats (Kasha) with Fine Noodles and Vegetables

Buckwheat groats, or kasha, lend an invigorating texture and distinctive flavor to this enticing grain dish. Featuring colorful and crunchy veggies, think of this as a more colorful and contemporary version of kasha varnishkes. It’s a nice choice for a main dish for vegans at the Jewish New Year table, and a side dish for everyone else. Photos […]

How to Make Almond Milk (Video)

Baked Tomatoes Provençal

Here’s a great way to use late summer’s bumper crop of tomatoes. Seasoned with the characteristic herbs of Provence, this recipe for Baked Tomatoes Provençal can easily double if you have a surplus of tomatoes.

Family-Friendly Vegan Dinner Recipes (pdf e-book)

Family-Friendly Vegan Dinner Recipes: For families with vegan and vegetarian kids and teens — and anyone who loves simple, hearty fare. More families than ever are going vegetarian or vegan. Here is a selection of easy, tasty recipes to help the plant-strong members of your family eat well and thrive! For this compact collection, these […]

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